Soon after the last school bell rang in the 2017-2018 school year, Kylie Bradfield, Houston Elementary second-grade teacher, and Rachel Ibarra, Ross Elementary first-grade Explore Academy teacher, traded in their teacher’s desk for a horse as members of the Catalena Cowgirls.
What followed was an intensive schedule of riding with the performance team at rodeos and festivals across the state. This is Bradfield’s second summer riding as a Cowgirl and Ibarra’s first.
“I’ve loved every minute of my time with these girls,” Ibarra said. “I was a fan of the Cowgirls when I was young and being able to be a part of the team has been a dream come true.”
Ibarra said the team’s training schedule takes up most of her time during the summer, but said, “it’s time well spent.” She said that she couldn’t wait…
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